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MATE CONFLICT AND MALE-BEHAVIOR IN A SOLITARY WASP, TRYPOXYLON (TRYPARGILUM) POLITUM (HYMENOPTERA, SPHECIDAE)

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Among Hymenoptera there is an evolutionary or genetical conflict of interest between males and females over the sex of their offspring. Since males develop from unfertilized eggs, they are not related to their mates' sons. In most species there are few opportunities for males to interact with females, but in the pipe-organ mud-daubing wasp, Trypoxylon politum, and a few other species, males guard females' nests during provisioning. They chase away parasites and ants defend their position from...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Volume:
37
Issue:
PART 2
Pages:
232-255
Publication date:
1989-02-05
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ISSN:
0003-3472
URN:
uuid:231dfd1e-e97e-45c5-9c29-00d7062e69f3
Source identifiers:
386593
Local pid:
pubs:386593
Language:
English

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